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Western Dubuque’s girls placed sixth at the Class 4A State Golf Tournament, held at Otter Creek Golf Course in Ankeny June 1-2.

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Farley Park was the place to be June 2, as a big crowd saw Western Dubuque outlast Beckman, 5-3, in an entertaining contest on a picture-perfect summer evening.

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Western Dubuque stayed unbeaten with Mississippi Valley Conference sweeps of Cedar Falls and Cedar Rapids Xavier, followed by weekend wins over Keokuk and Bettendorf, improving to 8-0 on the year.

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Western Dubuque played a pair of Mississippi Valley Conference baseball doubleheaders last week, sweeping Dubuque Senior, May 31, at Farley Park, winning the opener 5-4 and game two 9-2, before heading to Marion to face Linn-Mar, June 1, to lose a pair of slugfests — 17-16 and 13-11.

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Leah Digmann scored two goals and Faith Krapfl made 11 saves to help lead the Western Dubuque girls’ soccer team to a 3-2 win over Benton Community in their Class 2A regional semifinal match played in Epworth, June 2.

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As a nemesis, the Waterloo Columbus soccer team pretty much qualifies in Beckman’s book. For the 10th straight game, dating back to 2011, the Sailors took out the Blazers. This time it took two overtime periods for their 2-1 Class 1A Regional final win in Waterloo.

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The young Maquoketa Valley baseball team took a big step forward winning all four of their games last week to improve to 4-2 for the season and 4-2 in the Tri-Rivers Conference.

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The Maquoketa Valley softball team rebounded from a tough opening week to the season by splitting six games to improve to 4-5 overall.

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Four game dates last week, two of them double bills, handed the Beckman boys a lot of baseball. The Blazers split with South Tama there June 1, 7-8 and 13-3, did the same at West Delaware June 3, 3-6 and 5-3, and then handed Don Bosco their first two losses of the season June 5 there, 8-6 and 10-3.

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Golfers qualifying for the Dyersville Eastern Iowa Golf Association team won their third straight tournament, June 6, at home. They topped the Wahkonsa Club of Mount Vernon, 715 to 780.

Gymnasts from the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics came home with 19 state titles from the 2021 Iowa USTA Power Tumbling State Championships in Marshalltown, April 18. Additionally, 93 Moser students advanced to the USTA National Competition in Rochester, Minn., June 14-19.

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It took a second-day comeback of nearly epic proportions, but Beckman sophomore Nate Offerman did what he needed to do to win the Class 2A state golf title by two strokes May 29 in Fort Dodge. It is the first individual golf title in Beckman school history for a male golfer.

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With a second-place finish, by a measly two strokes, the Western Dubuque girls have punched their ticket to the Iowa High School State Class 4A Golf Tournament, June 1-2, at Ankeny’s Otter Creek Golf Course.

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A dubious handball call gave the North Fayette Valley soccer team a 2-1 advantage in their substate final game with the Blazers May 26. When the Tiger Hawks made that stand up, they were on their way to the Class 1A State Tournament and the Blazers, who had been favored to win the game, were…

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Maquoketa Valley earned an 8-0 non-conference win over Beckman at home, May 29, in a game that was delayed from Friday due to weather.

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A second-round Class 1A soccer game went to the Beckman boys May 24 at home against Cascade, 7-0. It continued a run of six straight games in which the Blazers blanked their opponents by a total of 42-0

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The weather played havoc on the opening week of Western Dubuque’s 2021 baseball season, with the Bobcats being weathered out of a road contest at Davenport West, May 25, and a home twin bill against Cedar Rapids Jefferson, May 28.

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If Western Dubuque’s season-opening softball sweep of Dubuque Wahlert is a sign of things to come this summer, its fans are in for quite a ride in 2021.

Maquoketa Valley opened the 2021 baseball season with a pair of losses to North Linn in Troy Mills, May 24.

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Western Dubuque is a tradition-rich baseball school known for good pitching, solid hitting and strong defense. All indications are that Bobcat fans are going to see plenty of that this year coming off a 7-6 campaign during the shortened 2020 season.

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Maquoketa Valley’s 2021 baseball team will be young. Of nine returning players, five started the first games of their high school career last year. Sprinkle in nine more eighth-graders, one seasoned junior and three veteran seniors and that’s the 18-player roster for this season’s Wildcats.

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“We are very experienced, but at the same time very young.” Those are the words of sixth-year Beckman softball coach Ryan Meissner when talking about his 2021 team.

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Western Dubuque will have a new face in the coaching box this summer, but a host of familiar faces will be on the field, as the Bobcats return nine letterwinners and five starters from last year’s 11-8 squad.

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Leading the charge onto the field for the Maquoketa Valley softball team this season is the “Big Three.” Everything starts with Taya Tucker, a four-year starter and first-team all-conference performer last year (.365, .478 OBP, 19 hits, 18 runs, 14 RBIs). The other two seniors are shortstop/…

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Now that soccer, track and golf are over, the Beckman baseball team is ready to start its 2021 season with a full roster of players.

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Western Dubuque junior Audrey Biermann won three individual events and anchored the winning sprint medley relay team to lead the Bobcats to a fourth-place finish at the 2021 Class 3A Track and Field State Championships, at Drake Stadium, May 20-22.

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Western Dubuque won the Class 3A boys’ shuttle hurdle relay, May 22, to lead the Bobcats to an eighth-place team finish at the Class 3A Track and Field State Championships, in Des Moines.

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Something that the Western Dubuque boys’ soccer team has always shown this season has been effort. However, that all-out effort that they showed on the field just wasn’t enough as they lost their Class 2A Substate 4 First Round match to Wahlert, 10-0, in Dubuque, May 20.

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In competition May 20 at the Class 2A Co-Ed State Track and Field Meet at Drake Stadium, the Beckman Blazers placed in the top 20 of their events.

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Wahlert got goals from three different players as the Golden Eagles handed the Western Dubuque girls’ soccer team a tough 3-1 loss, May 18, in Epworth, pushing the Bobcats’ losing streak to seven games.

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The Western Dubuque girls’ tennis team ended its season with a 5-0 loss to Cedar Rapids Washington in the Class 2A Regional Semi-Final match at Pleasant Valley, May 22.

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In a warm-up for their Regional meet May 24, the Western Dubuque girls’ golf team won a quadrangular at Thunder Hills, May 20, with a 368-373-378-416 advantage over Wahlert, Hempstead and Dubuque Senior.

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Home course advantage did not exist for the Beckman girls team, May 17, in their Class 2A regional tournament at the Dyersville Golf & Country Club.

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Their first post-season game was done early, as the Beckman boys laid a Mercy Rule 10-0 win on Monticello, May 20, at Beckman Field. It took just over four minutes into the second half to get the job done.

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In games that ended the regular season, the Beckman girls’ soccer team blanked both opponents, West Delaware May 18 at home, 10-0, and South Tama there May 20, 7-0.

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Maquoketa Valley had a successful end to the season as the Wildcats medaled in four events at the Class 1A Co-Ed State Track and Field Meet at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, May 20-22.

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At the Class 1A District qualifier May 21 at Pheasant Ridge in Cedar Falls, Maquoketa Valley’s Isaac Zirtzman saw his season come to an end.

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Three Maquoketa Valley girls ended their golf season, May 17, at Lone Pine Golf Course in Colesburg in the Class 1A regional test.

Kennedy Arens signed a ceremonial letter of intent to play basketball for Coe College this fall in a ceremony at Beckman May 14. Front from left, Beckman coach Chad Thomason, Arens, her father Tom Arens and assistant coach Becca Weber; back row, siblings, Makenzie Arens, Trent Arens and Sydn…